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Government to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland

The Government has announced it will fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland in a concession to see off a bid to amend the Queen's Speech.

Northern Ireland

Man arrested in organised crime probe

A man has been arrested as part of a major organised crime investigation in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland

Brokenshire returns to lead powersharing negotiations at Stormont

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has returned from Westminster to lead discussions at Stormont.

Northern Ireland

Government will fund abortions in England for Northern Ireland women - Hammond

The Government intends to fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.

Northern Ireland

UK entry fee could be used to improve border technology

Visitors should be charged £10 to enter Britain to pay for new technology to avoid the need for a hard Irish border and increase the ease of doing business after Brexit, a think-tank has said.

Northern Ireland

Hunt backs healthcare access rights for women across all of UK amid abortion row

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that women across all of the UK "should have the rights to access healthcare" as the row over abortions in Northern Ireland intensified.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland abortion law should be left to Stormont Assembly, say judges

An appeal court has ruled abortion law in Northern Ireland should be left to the Stormont Assembly and not judges.

Northern Ireland

Talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland extended until Monday

The UK Government has announced negotiations to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland will be allowed to extend until Monday, despite Stormont parties missing today's statutory deadline to reach agreement.

Northern Ireland

Tories and DUP get right honourably friendly following deal

In a mark of the closer relationship between Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party following their deal this week, Government ministers have started calling MPs from the Northern Irish party their "honourable friends".

Northern Ireland

MP recalls The Handmaid's Tale as she warns of women abused by partners

Hit TV show The Handmaid's Tale "is not a dystopia" as hundreds of women are abused by their partners getting them pregnant, a Labour MP has warned.

Northern Ireland

Liam Neeson and Stephen Fry among stars backing same-sex marriage in N Ireland

Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry and Graham Norton have called for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland ahead of a planned demonstration in the region.

Northern Ireland

PM faces stormy post-election Commons grilling

Theresa May faces her first Prime Minister's Questions since a disastrous general election amid apparent Cabinet splits over Brexit and anger over the deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her minority government.

Northern Ireland

DUP MPs worth more than Ronaldo, says SNP's Thewliss attacking Government deal

Democratic Unionist Party MPs are now worth more than footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, an SNP MP has said, as the Government's deal with the Northern Irish party came under fire.

Northern Ireland

Only four breeding pairs of hen harriers left in England, survey finds

Hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England after the number of breeding pairs fell to four last year, according to new figures.

Northern Ireland

Parties divided on a number of issues in powersharing talks

The talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland are deadlocked over a number of unresolved issues. Here are wrangles at the heart of the Stormont crisis.

Northern Ireland

PM defends £1bn DUP deal amid Labour claims it will 'increase division'

Theresa May has defended her £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party amid Labour claims it will see most of the UK miss out on billions in additional funding for infrastructure and public services.

Northern Ireland

Powersharing talks end for night in bid to resolve Sinn Fein/DUP impasse

Talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland have adjourned for the night with little sign of Sinn Fein and Democratic Unionists striking a deal.

Northern Ireland

Government's 'shabby' deal with DUP branded a threat to Good Friday Agreement

Theresa May has been accused of jeopardising peace in Northern Ireland, after reaching a £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority Government.

Northern Ireland

Government urged to leave door open to new investment in Wales

A former Welsh secretary has urged Damian Green to keep an "open mind" on ideas for further investment in Wales.

Northern Ireland

Powersharing will ensure DUP deal cash is shared fairly: Gerry Adams

Powersharing at Stormont is the only fair way to distribute money from the DUP's deal with the Conservatives, Gerry Adams said.

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